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Do young people really have a say?

Publicado 15 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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In the UK we have coined a relatively new terms 'youth voice', and I'm sure many of you may have heard the same two words used, or similar. But what does this really mean to us, the youth of today, and the leaders of tomorrow? In my view, very little. It is my opinion, and it is shared by many whom I've spoken to that 'youth voice' is merely tokenism, so that the adults of this world can say "oh yes we've taken on the views of young people" or tick a box on their checklist....


If I were President...

Publicado 13 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar maryb

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I think we all have thought about how it would be if you were the President of your country. Every time it came to my mind, I told myself instantly “What a great deal of work would that be … “. Maybe it is not the attitude you expected, but think a little bit: there are a lot of responsibilities you have to take on and I think very few people are able to manage them with success. But, what if I woke up this morning and I was the president of Romania? I’m going to ignore the...


One of the best films I have ever seen.

Publicado 11 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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I believe everyone has a great potential inside and is capable of succeeding. But there can be people who need a stimulation or someone’s encouragement. And it is not a sin to be like this! Good Will Hunting is an 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård. The film received universal critical acclaim and was a financial success. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including...


Leaving our lives in the hands of Heads of State

Publicado 11 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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I am writing this post after a whole day of observing negotiations at the ministerial meeting of Small Islands States in preparation for climate change summit in Lima. I was placed at a table towards the back on the room with a clear label: OBSERVER. A few government officials of the Seychelles came to visit to tease that now they were being observed they could feel more pressure. I am sure they were only teasing but I answered to confirm of course I am observing all to hold you ac...


Explore. Dream. Discover.

Publicado 11 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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Dear friends ! I am happy to make a little post for you again after a long time of absence. Since the last time I wrote here I have understood a lot of vital things about life. And everything I have found was subsequently of my own observation. I made sure that friendship and peace in soul are important components of happiness. And I would like to introduce one lesson I have got today. I have found a big amount of books in a flat I rent. They are different. There are scienc...


Education is key

Publicado 8 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Petra

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Eduacation. I am one of those people who believes that education of the youth is the key to everything. I could even go as far a saying that it is they key to world peace.Stimulating the minds of young people is one of the most important things a parent can do for their young kids. I've seen it myself watching my younger cousin and nieces growing up and it's something that is incredible to watch. I don't think that education should be considered a luxury and that it is a birth righ...


The New Yam Festival!

Publicado 8 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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The New Yam festival of the Igbos of South-Eastern Nigeria is a truly significant part of our culture. It is widely recognised as a symbol of new beginnings, joy and brotherliness amongst Igbos. Also known as Iwa ji, Iri ji, Ili ji or Ike ji (depending on the dialect), it is celebrated around August every year in the largely agrarian rural Igbo land and is much like the Thanksgiving celebration in the United States. The Ike ji festival is a time to celebrate the end of a planting...


The new era of education

Publicado 6 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar Pao Suárez

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The amount of people who daily learn and practice different languages through youtube; of those who meet in chat rooms and end up become great friends after talking on skype; plus the growing worldwide communities through which it is possible to meet people, buy products, volunteer, practice or learn new skills, discuss, raise awareness and understand new issues is outrageous. I have to say I´m really impressed by the way one can carry so many books on a little kindle and how...


Displaced by climate- what is your legal status?

Publicado 6 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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It has already started. The effects of climate change have meant that people are being forced to migrate. A case of a family from Tuvalu applied for asylum in New Zealand and although it was granted it was on humanitarian ground on the basis that there had close ties in NZ. In fact the bulk of the case was on the premise that they were being affected by climate change. This decision has drawn attention to the Refugee convention in place. The Refugee Convention currently in place do...


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